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Students Win Global Video Contest

Two Bancroft Middle School students have won top honors in the global Teens Dream Video Competition.

Teens Dream is a collaborative of teens and adults who want to encourage teens to be change agents in their own lives, their communities and the world.  The collaborative does this by encouraging youth to express, share and network regarding their dreams as they relate to one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  As part of the contest, teens from around the world submit two-minute YouTube videos.

Three winners are chosen for each of three categories: Individual Dream, Community Dream or Global Dream. 

Bancroft eighth grader Jacqueline Cade Mendoza won the $500 Grand Prize and the Global Dream category with her video about ocean life.

Fellow eighth grader Ryann Chalmers won the Community Dream category with her video on mental health and wellbeing.

The Bancroft winners and their teacher, Kari Milton, will be invited to join a celebration in Washington, D.C. (in person or Skyped in) where they will be honored.

GRAND PRIZE – Bancroft Middle School eighth grader Jacqueline Cade Mendoza won the Grand Prize for her video about ocean life, which included this animated drop of water.